The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers (Paperback)Adekeye Adebajo (editor)
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Diverse and key figures of Pan-Africanism from Africa, the Caribbean, and America are covered by these chapters, including: Edward Blyden, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Amy Ashwood Garvey, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Arthur Lewis, Maya Angelou, C.L.R. James, Ruth First, Ali Mazrui, Wangari Maathai, Thabo Mbeki, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, and Chimamanda Adichie.
While acknowledging the contributions of these figures to Pan-Africanism, these essays are not just celebratory, offering valuable criticism in areas where their subjects may have fallen short of their ideals.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 680
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora, University of Chichester
'This volume constitutes a remarkable piece of scholarship, given its conceptualisation, scope of thematic coverage, and fascinating range of eminent African and Diaspora personalities, encompassing the scope and promise for building a new "people-driven Pan-Africanism". This is a volume deserving to be read and re-read, reflected on, widely disseminated and debated - it is indeed a tour de force.'
Patrick Gomes, former Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States
'This book makes a unique contribution to the literature on Pan-Africanism. It not only analyses Pan-Africanism as a school of thought, but connects this intellectual thinking to the lived experiences of those who practiced and promoted this worldview. Such a rich interrogation of Pan-Africanism as a school of thought is both timely, and will stand the test of time on bookshelves for years to come.'
Krista Johnson, Associate Professor of African Studies, Howard University
'This book is a must-read for students and practitioners interested in the political, socio-economic, and cultural autonomy and self-reliant development of exiled Africans and Africans on the continent.'
Kwame Akonor, Associate Professor of Political Science, Seton Hall University
'We must celebrate Adebajo's objective, through this book, to contribute "substantively to efforts to transform curricula", an ongoing exercise in South Africa known as the "decolonisation of education".
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